Love of basketball is something that is innate with Filipinos. The number one sport in the country now has had a welcome addition to information, much closer to home than you think.
The number one league in the world NBA just partnered with Smart Communications to put up NBA.com/Philippines to make all the information you love about the sport, be all in one place. From what I understand too is that they're making this website contain not just game highlights, stats, standings, scores, schedules, but will be including articles from the best of the best Sports icons, personalities, writers, resource persons from the Philippines to write about all things basketball and say "It's all here!". Aside from that, there will be original NBA content from NBA Hype Squad which is a weekly podcast that will be available on the site.
Present in the occasion were Smart President and CEO and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo Panlilio, Smart Vice President and Head of Content Business Development Gerard Milan, First Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Strategy Lloyd Manaloto, PLDT First Vice President and Head of Sports Jude Turcuato, NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy and NBA.com Philippines Managing Director Mico Halili.
Currently, Smart subscribers has league pass access rates. In addition to that, prepaid and postpaid subscribers will have exclusive access to editorial content on NBA.com/Philippines for FREE (no data charges). This is the best time to subscribe to the monthly and 3-Game packages with NBA league pass, it only costs Php 485 and Php 85, which is already a great deal. For prepaid subscribers, you may opt to register by dialing *123# and choose GIGA VIDEO 99 since it also includes 1GB worth of data on NBA League pass, which is sweet.
Go check out smart.com.ph for details on these and future plans, and if you're up for sports, get it via NBA.com/Philippines because as I mentioned earlier, it's all there!